Pact Magic Archive

  • Grimoire of Lost Souls The massive hardcover Ultimate-style book for Pact magic clocks in at 387 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page KS-thanks, 4 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 376 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   I was a KS-backer for this book and as such, I have received the massive hardcover. My review is mostly based on the print version, though I have also consulted my pdf-iteration for it.   So, what is this book? The short tl;dr-version would […]

    Grimoire of Lost Souls

    Grimoire of Lost Souls The massive hardcover Ultimate-style book for Pact magic clocks in at 387 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page KS-thanks, 4 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 376 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   I was a KS-backer for this book and as such, I have received the massive hardcover. My review is mostly based on the print version, though I have also consulted my pdf-iteration for it.   So, what is this book? The short tl;dr-version would […]

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  • Occult Options: Binder Secrets This expansion for Pact Magic clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Okay, in case you forgot – binder secrets require you to have an occultist level and can be taken in place of regular feats or bonus feats. This pdf provides 3 special types of binder secrets: Aspects, Alterations and Rituals.   Alterations secrets alter the mayor granted ability of a spirit and increase the number of rounds it is expended by 10, 8 if the binder has the rapid recovery feat. Only one aspect can be applied at a given time. […]

    Occult Options: Binder Secrets

    Occult Options: Binder Secrets This expansion for Pact Magic clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Okay, in case you forgot – binder secrets require you to have an occultist level and can be taken in place of regular feats or bonus feats. This pdf provides 3 special types of binder secrets: Aspects, Alterations and Rituals.   Alterations secrets alter the mayor granted ability of a spirit and increase the number of rounds it is expended by 10, 8 if the binder has the rapid recovery feat. Only one aspect can be applied at a given time. […]

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  • Pacts & Pawns: New Pact Magic Options This sourcebook clocks in at 41 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page advertisement and 4 pages of combined content taken from Pact Magic Unleashed Vol. II/SRD, leaving us with 33 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Or rather…not so fast. The first 9 pages are devoted to explaining the basic terminology of pact magic/how it works – while surely appreciated by someone out there, explaining the base system again in the expansion feels slightly redundant to me, but I’m not one to complain about that – there’s nothing wrong in this approach.   We begin then truly new content herein with a chapter […]

    Pacts & Pawns: New Pact Magic Options

    Pacts & Pawns: New Pact Magic Options This sourcebook clocks in at 41 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page advertisement and 4 pages of combined content taken from Pact Magic Unleashed Vol. II/SRD, leaving us with 33 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Or rather…not so fast. The first 9 pages are devoted to explaining the basic terminology of pact magic/how it works – while surely appreciated by someone out there, explaining the base system again in the expansion feels slightly redundant to me, but I’m not one to complain about that – there’s nothing wrong in this approach.   We begin then truly new content herein with a chapter […]

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  • Pact Magic Unbound Vol.2 The second Pact Magic-book is a whopping 107 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 blank page, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 100 pages of content – so let’s take a look!   So, how do we start? Well, essentially with class options for all non-core classes – from exorcizing bombs to spirits in a bottle (i.e. poor pacts via mutagens), we get two damn cool discoveries for the alchemist as well as the occult chymist archetype – who gets diminished alchemy to pay for access to spirits. As a cool drawback, the alchemist develops an addiction to one chosen constellation, getting penalties when […]

    Pact Magic Unbound Vol. 2

    Pact Magic Unbound Vol.2 The second Pact Magic-book is a whopping 107 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 blank page, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 100 pages of content – so let’s take a look!   So, how do we start? Well, essentially with class options for all non-core classes – from exorcizing bombs to spirits in a bottle (i.e. poor pacts via mutagens), we get two damn cool discoveries for the alchemist as well as the occult chymist archetype – who gets diminished alchemy to pay for access to spirits. As a cool drawback, the alchemist develops an addiction to one chosen constellation, getting penalties when […]

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